Is it possible to have AO-51 configure to pass DSTAR signal as AO-27 does? With autumn first day today we will have more time inside
available and it could be an interesting experiment. On V/U fm mode DSTAR signal does not pass through as a previous test made last year.
Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
DSTAR urcall VE2DWE
WAC BASIC CW PHONE SATELLITE
It looks like AO-51's computer crashed somewhere between 0700 and 0800 UTC last night. I managed to start the reload process on a 7 degree pass here this morning, and the 435.150 transmitter should be on at close to 1 watt with 9k6 telemetry. I'd appreciate any telemetry reports between now and this afternoon's passes, especially battery voltage and temperature. This reload may take a little longer than the last few due to command station availability.
73, Drew KO4MA
AMSAT-NA VP operations
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From: Stuart Balanger <wa2bss(a)gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 8:39 PM
Subject: Next "HV Satcom" Net
*The next "HV Satcom" Group Net is Thursday 30 September at 8PM (EDT))(or
on the146.970 MT. Beacon ARC Repeater, with a Echo link node of N2EYH-L.
More info: www.hvsatcom.org Thanks,. & 73,.Stu
(Director; Mt. Beacon ARC)
For the first time in years, my employer is sending me somewhere nice on
travel. I'll be on Kuaui Mon-Fri next week and in my free time there I
hope to catch as many passes as I can. I'll be in BL01, only working FM
using my FT-60R HT with either AL-800 or my Arrow if I can make it fit
in my luggage.
Still very new to this so if no one cares, I apologize-- but I'll still
be trying :)
I have been working the birds for 2 years and know how hard it can be to get
certain states ( I still need New Mexico for the 48 states). You just caught me
between radios (I shipped my Yaesu FT-726R last Friday and expect my new radio
Kenwood TS-790 no earlier than next weekend). I will certainly help you get
Maryland when I get it hooked up. If I'm too late to be the first, I would love
another Oregon contact. I can also do a portable using a W32A and log-periodic
antenna to Delaware (less than an hour away) if we set up a schedule.
73, Gary AB3ID
I took a quick drive up from Phoenix to this spot off the I-17 freeway
north of Phoenix, and will work the next AO51 pass from here @ 2351 UTC,
FO29 @ 0006 UTC, and possibly the later FO29 pass @ 0144 UTC if it isn't
too dark by then. See the location at http://aprs.fi/wd9ewk-7
(great for satellite work, and a few APRS digis nearby).
As always, please e-mail me if you would like a QSL from here. Please note
I was on earlier from DM33xp/DM43ap (HO68 @ 1619 UTC, AO27 @ 1947 UTC),
and drove here after that AO27 pass to be on at DM34xm/DM44am starting with
SO50 @ 2108 UTC.
Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK - south of Camp Verde, Arizona
I am closing in on satellite WAS and need
Delaware, Maryland and West Virginia.
I work the FM birds.
Looking to schedule these three for a QSO.
Thanks for your consideration.
>From time to time we get postings about this or that Volksrocket as a way to
get a cheap launch. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't. I have
heard of all manner of failure modes for launches. However, this one is
probably near the top of the "You have got to be kidding!" list.
It will be interesting to see how this works out.
Who is John Galt?
I guess that waiting around a couple of years or so to finally submit my cards for satellite VUCC paid off.
I know there was some talk about this some time ago, as to who would get number 200. Well, the mailman came and that's the number on mine!
Seems strange considering almost all the contacts on the FM birds are a grid exchange; guess many are either not collecting the 100 cards, or aren't submitting them.
Having amateur satellites available for almost 40 years, and only 200 satellite VUCC awards, WOW.
73 de Sebastian, W4AS